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Medievalism in America Panelist Needed (Please Respond by 20 April 2019)

updated: 
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 2:22pm
Michael Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Medievalism in America Panelist Needed

Please Respond by 20 April 2019

 

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture is organizing a panel on American medievalisms for a session at the June meeting of the New England American Studies Association at Fitchburg State University (Fitchburg, MA) on Saturday, June 8.

 

We are in need of a third presenter. Please contact us ASAP at medievalinpopularculture@gmail.com.

 

Michael Torregrossa

Founder, Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

 

 

CFP: Stephen Graham Jones: Leaving the Shelves Red, (4/20/19; Western Literature Association, 9/18/19-9/21/19

updated: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 2:29pm
The Stephen Graham Jones Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 13, 2019

Rebecca Lush (California State University San Marcos) and Billy J. Stratton (University of Denver) rlush@csusm.edu and bstratt4@du.edu

Call For Papers: Stephen Graham Jones: Painting the Shelves Red.
Western Literature Association 54th Annual Conference, YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO, September 18-21, 2019.

 

SAMLA Special Session: Big Books: Why Bother?

updated: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 2:05pm
Dr. Benjamin Bergholtz/ Georgia Institute of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 27, 2019

SAMLA: BIG BOOKS: WHY BOTHER?

South Atlantic Modern Language Association; November 8-10, 2019; Atlanta, Georgia; Special Session

2019 Cormac McCarthy Conference

updated: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:41pm
Cormac McCarthy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Fall 2019 Cormac McCarthy Conference

 

August 29 – September 1, 2019

Keynote speaker:  David Krakauer, President of the Santa Fe Institute

 

The Cormac McCarthy Society announces its next U.S. conference, to be held in Austin, Texas.  We’ll return to the downtown Hilton, the site of our conference in 2017, right in the midst of Austin’s funky restaurant and music scene. 

 

Panel on Contemporary American Motherhood - PAMLA 2019, San Diego

updated: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:43pm
Megan Cannella/Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

PAMLA 2019

San Diego, CA

November 14-17

This panel seeks to explore the ways in which motherhood, in all its stages, across all demographics, is represented in contemporary American literature.

Critical University Studies - SAMLA - November 15-17, 2019

updated: 
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 5:31pm
Robert Azzarello / Southern University at New Orleans
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 27, 2019

South Atlantic Modern Language Association; November 15-17, 2019; Atlanta, Georgia; Special Session - Roundtable - Critical University Studies. This roundtable welcomes submissions on any aspect of Critical University Studies. Topics that examine the relationship between higher education and society could include specific institutional histories, critical pedagogy, the public/private divide, student debt, academic labor, and legitimation crises in the humanities. By 27 May 2019, please submit an abstract of 250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Robert Azzarello, Southern University at New Orleans, at razzarello@suno.edu.

Not Just Clowning Around: Blackface Yesterday and Today

updated: 
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 11:48pm
PAMLA November 14-17, 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

As recent events in Virginia demonstrated, blackface minstrelsy is far from being a thing of the past. Despite its taboo status and overtly racist underpinnings, blackface continues to happen. In his seminal work on the phenomenon, Eric Lott argued that early blackface minstrelsy emerged out of the “intersection of slave culture and earlier blackface stage characters such as the…clown of English pantomime and the clown of the American circus.” What might this lineage tell us about the ongoing prevalence and relevance of blackface? This session invites proposals that consider and examine modern and past manifestations of blackface minstrelsy, its legacies, and its influence.

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